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(MUNDANE) BLOOD SAFETY AND BLOOD DONATION INFORMATION
Donating to an organization such as the Red Cross has some similarities
to donating to a vampire when it comes to issues of health and safety.
This grouping of articles is presented as comparison information so people
are aware of what happens at a mundane blood donation facility, their
required testing (which will also explain our insistence on at least similar
testing), and so that there is full knowledge of potential negative effects
of blood loss or general blood exposure.
Basically, what I'm saying is that everything has risks, and you should
be aware of that.
The object of this section is to ensure that you, the reader, are
aware of these risks ahead of time so you can make informed decisions.
(I would certainly hope nobody NEEDS to know the signs of hypovolemia,
for example, but I believe it's better to have too much information, rather
than not enough.)
SphynxCat: Bloodborne Diseases
and Universal Precautions
of Mundane Blood Donation Process
& Blood Testing
SphynxCat: What is
About Blood (four sections)
Sarasvati: Bloodborne Diseases
Other Blood-Drinking Risks
Phlebotomy Home Page
SAFETY / METHODS / TOOLS
See also the Bloodvamps section for more
For personal safety, read the articles about online
predators, sociopaths and Online/Offline
Security & Safety to have an idea of the sorts of people to
SphynxCat: Bloodletting Tools
Keep Your Donor Safe
Blades, Wounds and Scarring
Why do we do this? (Donor Motivations) -- NEW
Why I Became A Donor -- NEW
A Bit of Advice (What a Long-Term Donor Would Like You To Think About)
What Does It Feel Like? -- NEW
for New Donors
VAMPIRE / DONOR RELATIONSHIPS
SphynxCat: Donor-Vamp contract
diss: dessert -- NEW
The Act -- NEW
Vampire Ethics -- NEW
Finding & Choosing Donors
Lee: Tips For Donors
And Dream: What is a Donor?